Introducing Kathryn McFarland, Wellness Contributor
The Organization Organization is very excited to announce that we have a new team member – Kathryn McFarland. She’ll be writing about the intersection of lifestyle (health, wellness, media, culture) with organization (management, alignment, design, methods). Find out more about her below!
Organization is imperative for a healthy lifestyle. Having grown up fairly active and participating in multiple school sports, physical activity has always been an important part of my life. After high school, when I was no longer running in physical education classes or for team sports practices regularly – I realized two things:
- If you don’t plan your workouts, they don’t happen
- You cannot stick to a pizza and ramen diet and expect to feel your best
Since then I’ve found a love for healthy eating, yoga, spin classes and work-life balance. I love creative recipes, walking in the sunshine and smiles. I currently live in San Francisco and work in the industry of health and productivity, which is more commonly known as corporate wellness. I believe that we can all make improvements to our health habits and that personal well-being is often overlooked in the United States. The Harvard Report found that cancer is the most preventable disease and 40% of all cancers are caused by the typical American diet, lack of physical activity, and obesity. Genetics play a role in disease as well, but it is significantly less than the lifestyle decisions that are made on a daily basis.
My goal is to write articles that will inform and inspire you to leading a healthy lifestyle. It’s easier than you think – you just have to get a little organized! Whether it be wellness at work, organizing your desk or organizing your mind (both of which go hand-in-hand), I’ll bring topics to your attention that will make you healthier and happier.
I grew up in a small town east of Seattle, Washington. In my last two years of high school I spent a lot of time in France, learning why ‘french women never get fat’ and in Northern Italy exploring a passion for life. I then spent four years in Switzerland where I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Media Studies. I enjoy trying out new recipes with friends (currently on a vegetable spiralizing kick), team sports, lazy Sundays reading in the park, and learning about (and drinking!) wine.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org